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Removed the pedal assembly  from my Q code. Disassembled it completely and soaked all of the metal parts in Evapo-Rust. Installed the Mustang Steve roller bearing kit and painted everything with Eastwood chassis black. Installed new pedal pads with trim rings. I think it came out pretty good.

Excellent work, looks beautiful... all that work and you are going to take your foot and STOMP on it ... repeatedly  :whistling:

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Started prep for replacing small area on quarters. Pics elsewhere on that. Cleaned out interior and touched up paint t on underside from pin hole welding in floor boards.

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I think someone tried to jack the car at the passenger drain plate. Had to weld that. I am not that good at welding.  Off topic I worked on rust repair on daughters 87 Bronco II.

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1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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I had a blast at the Joe's Bar & Grill Car Show yesterday - Frank even pulled a "Top 50" award (out of almost 90 cars).  My camera battery died about 2/3 of the way through getting pics of all the cars, but my pal Stephen Horton came through with his awesome pics.  Here's a link to his Flickr Photo Album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenhorton/albums/72157711412237693?fbclid=IwAR2JmTqZfH2TQZw-Ciq1tEmNC-0V6y-T06gcXJaIoy-IL0qiNlvqLPrw8Tg

 

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My view for the day:

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Starting making part of my paint setup. 3/4" Cu pipe. Had to order petcocks from Amazon.

 

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Also adventured into welding....failure and then ran out of mig wire. You can see the welds did not penetrate and consistently flow however i was also blowing thru the original sheet metal. I used to support our shop....beat to fit.....paint to match. I ordered more mig wire and will hit these again to get better flow. I tried different settings. I think i am getting closer.

 

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The spot welds in particular are obviously unsatisfactory.....all these pretty pics of finished cars keep me motivated. I ordered a pneumatic angle die grinder to fir in the tight spots.

 

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Wisdom, knowledge and intelligence are three very different things.

1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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Not a whole lot going on , or a lot going on but does not seem like it.

 

1. Gear Selector rod fitted and adjusted

2. Headman Headers fitted - this was super easy , they fit so well (remove LHS engine mount to make it easier)

3. Tuff Stuff Starter fitted

4. Wired up the starter and all the electrics on the engine side

5. Wiper blades and arms fitted

6. Topped up all the coolant and did a pressure test to check for leaks.

 

Stuff I am stuck on ....

 

1. Transmission cooler lines - Hard to get in SA and I dont know the fitting sizes

2. Propshaft - Waiting for it to come back from balancing

3. Fuel lines from fuel pump to the carb....I have no idea on sizes , so need to spend some time

4. Swage fittings for Intake (Edelbrock ) - for the brake booster

5. Accelerator cable - need to make up a bracket of sorts and check the operation

6. Speedo cable replacement - I am not in the mood to pull the dash apart again

7. Full front wiring - Lights , horn , indicators etc

 

Rear bumper still needs to get flushed and front bumper

doors need adjustment , the one is sitting to far out at the bottom

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Engine bay wiring completed and tested for correct connection. Just a bit to tidy and wrap.

 

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Front lights, horn, washer bottle, etc harness finished.I placed another relay at the horns to take some load off inside the car. Front headlights have been converted to sealed beam. I also made up short harnesses for the front light sets with just a short plug from the main light harness. This way I won't have wires hanging while final assembly and painting is done.

 

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Not actually on the car but for the painting of it.

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Working on getting the garage portion of it done today. Also pla to set up hooks to hang body panels (for painting before installing). Final color and clear will be done assembled.

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1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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Can you explain what exactly that is? I’ve never seen anything like that for painting or anything else for that matter.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

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Can you explain what exactly that is? I’ve never seen anything like that for painting or anything else for that matter.

A poor man's cooling unit. I run straight from the pump into 3/4" copper (30' with drains at the bottom). The first 5' run gets hot but by the end of it the air is cooled and then goes into the tank. It helps keep water out of the tank and makes it easier on the separators. I just finished up the garage portion. I plan to replace the ballcock valve going to garage to be bigger one (in the basement).

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Wisdom, knowledge and intelligence are three very different things.

1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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I had a blast at the Joe's Bar & Grill Car Show yesterday - Frank even pulled a "Top 50" award (out of almost 90 cars).  My camera battery died about 2/3 of the way through getting pics of all the cars, but my pal Stephen Horton came through with his awesome pics.  Here's a link to his Flickr Photo Album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenhorton/albums/72157711412237693?fbclid=IwAR2JmTqZfH2TQZw-Ciq1tEmNC-0V6y-T06gcXJaIoy-IL0qiNlvqLPrw8Tg

 

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My view for the day:

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Congrats.

 

My son was in San Angelo for a short time while in the Air Force.

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Can you explain what exactly that is? I’ve never seen anything like that for painting or anything else for that matter.

A poor man's cooling unit. I run straight from the pump into 3/4" copper (30' with drains at the bottom). The first 5' run gets hot but by the end of it the air is cooled and then goes into the tank. It helps keep water out of the tank and makes it easier on the separators. I just finished up the garage portion. I plan to replace the ballcock valve going to garage to be bigger one (in the basement).

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Gotcha. That’s a good idea.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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Removed rivets and filled holes from protection group.

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I have also accepted that I need to strip some of these parts again. 23 yrs with just primer worked ok on some parts (body, one door and hood) but not so well on others.

Wisdom, knowledge and intelligence are three very different things.

1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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Double Whammy Car Show post (since I forgot to post up the one from last weekend).

 

2 Nov - Toys 4 Tots at Twin Peaks Restaurant.  Great turn-out, but the show was behind the restaurant, so we didn't have a lot of visitor traffic.  Still had a great time on a nice day and pulled a Top 40 award.

 

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Today was the Elks Lodge Veteran's Day Car Show @ Car Town Hyundai.   I had a blast hangin' out with all the cool car guys and their cool cars on such nice day!  Frank even pulled a Top 40 Award as well!  Thanks to Stephen Horton for all the cool pics (I was BSing with my pals and forgot to walk around for pics).  Here's a link to his Flickr album: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stephenhorton/albums/72157711713858528/page1

 

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Can you explain what exactly that is? I’ve never seen anything like that for painting or anything else for that matter.

A poor man's cooling unit. I run straight from the pump into 3/4" copper (30' with drains at the bottom). The first 5' run gets hot but by the end of it the air is cooled and then goes into the tank. It helps keep water out of the tank and makes it easier on the separators. I just finished up the garage portion. I plan to replace the ballcock valve going to garage to be bigger one (in the basement).

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Gotcha. That’s a good idea.

I use to have a coil of copper tubing that went into a 5 gallon bucket that we put water and ice in to chill the air and take the water out. It had a bleeder valve in the water trap at the bottom to let it bleed all the time just a few bubbles. It worked great. When you do not have money and you live in a humid place you for sure have to come up with a solution. 

Great idea the radiator on the wall.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

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So today was the last car show of the season for me today at Fuzzy's Tacos. Awesome day, cool car guys to hang out with, great breakfast tacos, and got an award, but forgot my camera... so, all I got are 2 cell phone pics.

 

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More garage work. Insulated my doors. Now onto wiring and walls. Going to be converting to high lift on Monday ot Tues. Advantage double wide lift should be at freight terminal on Wed.

 

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1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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What is a double wide lift??

If you are putting in a 2 post or 4 post lift drilling the holes in the floor is the most difficult thing you have to do. I rented a good rotary masonry drill and bit and was done in less than 30 min. Mine were 3/4" bolts I think 6 per post. I suggest that you vacuum out all the dust you can and when you put the bolts in pour epoxy around them. I put mine and and torqued per instructions. I noticed after just a little use they were all loose. I checked the other day and all good now. I use the lift when I am just wiping the car down saves the back. 

When I did my wiring I thought I had enough outlets. I found out that when I got all the stereo stuff in place I had to add a couple more outlets there.

When a man is in the woods and talks and no women are there is he still wrong??:P

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What is a double wide lift??

If you are putting in a 2 post or 4 post lift drilling the holes in the floor is the most difficult thing you have to do. I rented a good rotary masonry drill and bit and was done in less than 30 min. Mine were 3/4" bolts I think 6 per post. I suggest that you vacuum out all the dust you can and when you put the bolts in pour epoxy around them. I put mine and and torqued per instructions. I noticed after just a little use they were all loose. I checked the other day and all good now. I use the lift when I am just wiping the car down saves the back. 

When I did my wiring I thought I had enough outlets. I found out that when I got all the stereo stuff in place I had to add a couple more outlets there.

Link to what I bought. https://www.advantagelifts.com/products/advantage-sxs-10-000 

It doesn't need to be bolted to floor. It even comes with casters to allow it to be moved. I have done that before though for gunsafes.

Wisdom, knowledge and intelligence are three very different things.

1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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Scored a deal (I hope) on a console. Needs work. Seller said it was half assed attempt to paint blue....and he was right. Has the clock but no ashtray. I have seen worse. Paint is seriously pulled away around shifter hole. For $40 it seemed reasonable. No real damage. Plastic slider tracks for ashtray cover are cracked but still moves fine.2dde2ebd8312100311eafb48f0a54eff.jpg3afc5e47c97167b4c139125aa6cf1f28.jpgc5726096341c8151db9c6c2ec3989715.jpg69874bb7834ce292ad1670f47ee23084.jpg

 

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1971 convertible, H-code, Ram Air

1971 Mach I, M-code, Ram Air

1972 Mexican GT-351

1988 Bronco II

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Half assed paint job for sure but $40 is a steal, especially with a clock. I've had good luck with dawn dish soap and a green scotch brite pad in cleaning them up and removing the paint without damaging the plastic. Takes some work though. The lid might be a different story though. They do make a repop lid that is good quality and fit but only in black, not sure what color you are going for.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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Well today I took the new UN Waterproof cover off the car, leathered down the paintwork trying to dry the car in between rain showers, sat in the car, started it up and dreamed of Summer,

 

I hate English Winters, cold damp and wet.

 

I purchased the Max Tech car cover believing it to be fully waterproof......Well it Aint!

 

Water resistant, yes, Rainproof, Stormproof NO!

 

Adverts are misleading.

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Well today I took the new UN Waterproof cover off the car, leathered down the paintwork trying to dry the car in between rain showers, sat in the car, started it up and dreamed of Summer, 

 

I hate English Winters, cold damp and wet.

 

I purchased the Max Tech car cover believing it to be fully waterproof......Well  it Aint!

 

Water resistant, yes,  Rainproof, Stormproof  NO!

 

Adverts are misleading.

I don't know about your specific cover, but I know that for my boat cover I had to seal the seams so water doesn't go through (see picture with droplets along the seams and the rest dry). I contacted the cover manufacturer and that was their suggestion. The process is easy. Just get a bottle of seam sealer and then you spray the seams.

https://www.amazon.com/Iosso-Products-Seam-Sealer-Oz/dp/B002AQX63A

 

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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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